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University Letter

January 19, 2001

Volume 38 No. 20

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 38, Number 20, January 19, 2001

UNIVERSITY LETTER IS ALSO AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY in the Events and News section of UNDInfo, the University's menu system on the Internet. The address is: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/our/uletter.htm

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CONTENTS

EVENTS TO NOTE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GRANTS AND RESEARCH

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DRAFT OF STRATEGIC PLAN AVAILABLE

The Strategic Planning process launched one year ago is proceeding on schedule. Just before the fall semester ended, we posted on the UND Web site (http://www.und.edu/stratplan/) reports presented to the University Planning and Budget Committee by individual task groups assigned to the following priority action areas:

* research and creative activity

* quality curriculum

* campus climate

* enrollment management

* information technology

These reports will continue to be available on the web site throughout the spring semester as the planning process moves through the next phase.

A draft of the UND strategic plan will be posted next week on the web site based on the reports described above plus the University Planning and Budget Committee's consideration of the two remaining priority action areas, namely:

* serving the public (state, region, nation, world)

* faculty, staff, facilities, fiscal support and organization

All members of the campus community and other stakeholders are invited to review the draft and to provide feedback, either through the mail, via e-mail, or at one of the forums to be held this spring. The University Planning and Budget Committee welcomes and invites criticisms, suggestions, supportive comments, questions, etc.

A minimum of four forums will be scheduled (see separate article). One each will be co-sponsored by University Senate Jan. 30, Student Senate Feb. 8, and Staff Senate Feb. 13. An additional forum will be held to accommodate members of our external Strategic Planning Liaison Group. The latter forum will be organized and coordinated by the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services; the others will be coordinated by the Office of the Provost. Members of the campus community are welcome to attend any of the forums.

It must be emphasized that the draft to be posted and to be discussed is really a draft. The Planning and Budget Committee wanted to make it clear that the campus is being invited to help give final shape to the strategic plan and that it is not, in fact, a done deal when it appears on the Web site as a draft. The draft includes action steps, some indicated by question marks, for which a consensus must yet be built. We recognize that we cannot launch all of the actions proposed in this draft at the same time; we intend to identify the top-priority actions over the next few months with campus input. Also, it is recognized that some actions will require resources we do not yet have.

Again, in summary, you are all invited to participate in inventing the future of the University of North Dakota. If you do not have access to the web site or for any other reason you would prefer that we send you a copy of the draft strategic plan of any of the reports prepared by the five task groups, simply call or write the Office of the President.

The time table for the remainder of the strategic planning process is posted on the strategic planning web site, which is imbedded in the University's Web site. We expect to publish the University's strategic plan this summer in the form of the President's annual report.

Charles Kupchella, President and John Ettling, Provost Co-Chairs, University Planning and Budget Committee.

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FORUMS WILL DISCUSS STATUS OF STRATEGIC PLANNING EFFORT

The University community is invited to participate in an open forum to discuss the current status of the strategic planning effort. Three forums are being held within the next few weeks. In particular, faculty are encouraged to attend the forum on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Burtness Theatre. This forum is sponsored by the University Senate and has been set to allow as much participation as possible since fewer classes are being taught at this hour. The forum will be moderated by the president and the provost. This is your opportunity to bring your questions and comments to them. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Other forums will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Old Bookstore of the Union, and on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 8:30 to 10 in the Atmospherium in Odegard Hall. You are welcome to attend any of these gatherings.

Charles Kupchella, President, and John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

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FACULTY MUST FOLLOW FINAL EXAM POLICY

We would like to remind faculty that they must follow the current exam schedule and policy when scheduling final examinations for this semester. Our office is aware of a number of problems with the current calendar and exam schedule, and we are working on making some changes, but in the meantime, we request that all faculty follow current policy and schedule exams as directed on page 7 of the Spring 2001 Time Schedule.

Office of the Provost.

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EVENTS TO NOTE

END-OF-LIFE CARE AND THE LAW ARE FOCUS OF DEAN'S HOUR PRESENTATION

Sylvia Law, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law at New York University School of Law will deliver a talk, titled "End-of- Life Care: Medicine, Ethics, Politics and Law," for the next Dean's Hour, beginning at noon Friday, Jan. 19, at the Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Law will also present a lecture for medical and law students and faculty from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in the Keller Auditorium. A reception will follow in the John Vennes Atrium.

Dr. Law has written extensively on health law, including Blue Cross: What Went Wrong; Pain and Profit: the Politics of Malpractice; American Health Law, and The Law and the American Health Care System. In addition to her interest in health law, Law's scholarship has focused on the complex relationship between culture and law, and how it has shaped the meaning of race, class, gender and sexual orientation.

After graduating from Antioch College in 1964, Law came to New York to work in the civil rights movement. She enrolled in the NYU Law School and began working with its faculty and legal services and civil rights lawyers such as Edward Sparer, founder of America's first legal services program and the first general counsel of the National Welfare Rights Organization.

The Dean's Hour Lecture Series is a forum designed to analyze and discuss ideas and current issues concerning the health care system and the practice of medicine.

H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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FACULTY, STAFF INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN READING DISCUSSIONS

The Integrated Studies faculty invite faculty and staff to join them for discussions of interesting and provocative texts. Discussions will be on Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Christus Rex library beginning on Jan. 19. Some of the texts which will be discussed this semester are First You Build a Cloud by K.C. Cole, Benjamin Frankin's Autobiography, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, The Illiad by Homer, and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. For more information and discussion schedule, please contact me at 777-3015 or send e-mail to: tami_carmichael@und.nodak.edu

Tami Carmichael, Coordinator, Integrated Studies Program.

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LEEPS LECTURER WILL GIVE TALK JAN. 19

LEEPS (Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Sciences) lectures will be given Friday, Jan. 19, by Barb Dutrow, Professor of Geology at Louisiana State University. She received her Ph.D. at Southern Methodist University, and her research interests are in mineralogy and petrology.

At noon in the Leonard Hall Lecture Bowl, she will discuss "Deciphering the Evolution of Metamorphic Terranes: Insights from 3D Thermal and Textural Modeling."

At 3 p.m. in 109 Leonard Hall, she will consider, "Where has all the Silica Gone?" In that talk, she will discuss metasomatism and thermal evolution surrounding an alkalic intrusion in subsurface Louisiana.

For more information, contact me at 777-2991

Dex Perkins, Geology.

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HOST OF "FROM THE TOP" TO APPEAR AT MUSEUM

Pianist Christopher O'Riley, in his words, "the only kid on the block doing classical music" and now one of the most distinguished and versatile pianists of his generation, will perform at the North Dakota Museum of Art Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m.

O'Riley's name is beamed across the nation as host of the nationally distributed radio program for Public Radio International, "From the Top," which showcases the country's leading musicians.

Christopher O'Riley's performance, part of the Museum Concert Series, is open to the public. Tickets are $12 for Museum members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for students. Children middle-school age and under are admitted free.

Anthony Thein, Professor Emeritus, Mayville State University, will give an informal talk at 1 p.m. about the program, and the public is invited to attend. There is no admission charge for the talk.

The program includes Sonata No.3 in A minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Prokofiev, Apollon musagete (Apollo) by Igor Stravinsky, Prelude and fugue in F-sharp major, Op. 87, No.13 and Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor, Op. 87, No.14 by Dmitri Shostakovich, Sonata No.8, Op. 66 by Alexander Scriabin, and "Islamey" (fantasie orientale) by Mily Balakirev.

Christopher O'Riley, a graduate of New England Conservatory where he studied with Russell Sherman, performs regularly in major cities throughout America including frequent engagements at both Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. He has appeared in cultural capitals throughout the world including London, Paris, Vienna, Hong Kong, and Melbourne, Australia. His repertoire ranges from music of the English Renaissance and French Baroque periods to the new works of contemporary leading composers to such non-classical forms as the tango. He also plays many of his own arrangements and transcriptions.

As an emerging young pianist, O'Riley received the sponsorship of Young Concert Artists, the Xerox/Affiliate Artists Program and the Pro Musicis Foundation. He has received top prizes at the Van Cliburn, Leeds, Busoni and Montreal competitions, as well as an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Andrew Wolf Memorial Chamber Music Prize.

The Museum Concert Series is supported by a major grant from the Myra Foundation, with additional funding from the Heartland Arts Fund, a collaborative project between Arts Midwest, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts, and by individual sponsors. For further information call 777-4195. You may also visit our web site at www.ndmuseum.com.

North Dakota Museum of Art.

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UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY INVITED TO REMEMBER DAN SHERIDAN JAN. 22

The University community is invited to remember Dan Sheridan at a gathering in the North Dakota Museum of Art on Monday, Jan. 22, at 3 p.m. A reception will follow the event. Dr. Sheridan, Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, died Dec. 24. A full obituary appeared in the Jan. 5 University Letter, which is available online at http://www.und.edu/dept/our/uletter.htm.

John Ettling, Provost.

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Graduate Committee Meets Monday; Note Time Change

The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. Because of the 3 p.m. memorial service scheduled for Dan Sheridan (see above article), the Committee will meet at 5 p.m. instead of 3 p.m. The agenda will include:

1. Consideration of a request by the College of Education and Human Development to:

a. Change the program requirements for the Master of Arts in Counseling

b. Change the title of COUN 501 to Ethics in Counseling, change the course description and number of credits

c. Add COUN 502, Professional Issues in Counseling

d. Add COUN 504, Rehabilitation Counseling: Foundations and Ethical Issues

e. Delete COUN 505, School Counseling

f. Change the number of credits, corequisite, and course description for COUN 510, Counseling Methods

g. Delete COUN 512, Counseling Methods Laboratory

h. Add COUN 514, Rehabilitation Counseling: Assessment and Evaluation

i. Add COUN 523, Elementary School Counseling

j. Add COUN 524, Middle School Counseling

k. Add COUN 525, Secondary School Counseling

l. Add COUN 529, Dynamics of Addiction

m. Change the course number for COUN 561, Practicum in Supervision, to COUN 586

n. Change the course number for COUN 575, Research Practicum, to COUN 585

o. Change the credits for COUN 580, Counseling Practicum, from 6 to 4

p. Change the credits for COUN 584, Internship in Counseling, to 3-6 (up to 8 total)

2. Consideration of a request by the Teaching and Learning department to:

a. Change the credits for T & L 518, Science in the Elementary Schools, from 2 to 3

b. Change the credits for T & L 522, Mathematics in the Elementary School, from 2 to 3

3. Consideration of a request by the Pathology department to change the program requirements for the Master's in Clinical Laboratory Science

4. Consideration of a request by the Civil Engineering department to:

a. Change the program requirements for the Master's in Engineering, Civil Engineering (Soils Structures Option)

b. Add CE 503, Structural Dynamics

5. Discussion on including "scholastic honesty" as a requirement for satisfactory performance under "Academic Standards" in the catalog.

6. Matters arising.

Carl Fox, Interim Dean, Graduate School.

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ROBINSON LECTURE WILL HONOR FACULTY

The librarians and staff of the Chester Fritz Library cordially invite all members of the UND community to attend the 10th annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture, which recognizes the scholarly accomplishments of UND faculty who have recently been published. The ceremonies will be held in the East Asian Room of the library (fourth floor) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, with a reception to follow. Charles L. Robertson, Associate Professor of Aviation, will be the guest speaker.

Professor Robinson, whose career spanned 35 years at UND, was a distinguished member of the History department faculty. This special lecture series began on the 25th anniversary of the publication of Elwyn B. Robinson's classic, "A History of North Dakota."

Wilbur Stolt, Director of Libraries.

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"SCENARIOS OF CULTURAL GLOBALIZATION" IS TITLE OF FOURTH FACULTY LECTURE SERIES, SET FOR JAN. 23

"Scenarios of Cultural Globalization: An Interdisciplinary Exploration" is the next talk in the 2000-2001 Faculty Lecture Series. Marwan Kraidy, assistant professor of communication and director of graduate studies, will deliver the talk Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The reception starts at 4 p.m., with the lecture beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Kraidy is an award winning researcher who has been honored by several communication organizations recently. He has received the 1998 Ralph Cooley Award for Top Paper in International and Intercultural Communication from the National Communication Association; the 2000 Prosser/Sitaram Award for Excellence in International Communication Theory, offered jointly by the International Communication Association, the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Broadcast Education Association. One of Kraidy's 1999 articles also received the Outstanding Scholarship Award for best article in international and intercultural communication published in 1999, from the National Communication Association.

With primary research interests in cultural globalization, international media, and critical theory, Kraidy teaches international communication, popular culture, theories of technology, and graduate theory and cultural globalization courses in the School of Communication. Kraidy, who received his Ph.D. from Ohio University in 1996, has published in a variety of leading communication and interdisciplinary journals such as Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Transnational Broadcasting Studies, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, in addition to several book chapters on film theory and transnational popular culture. Kraidy sits on the editorial boards of the American Communication Journal and Languages and Intercultural Communication. He is currently writing a book-length manuscript on the ontology of cultural globalization.

The Faculty Lecture Series seeks to cultivate a stronger academic atmosphere on the University campus by showcasing the scholarly lives of several faculty selected across the disciplines. The Lecture Series aims to present with some depth and rigor the scholarly questions and goals of the individual faculty. In presenting the products of their scholarship, the lecture will share the enthusiasm and dedication that sustains their creative efforts.

Here is a look at the upcoming faculty lectures for this series. Each event will start with a 4 p.m. reception and will be followed by a 4:30 p.m. lecture. A question and answer period will follow each presentation. All upcoming lectures will be held at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Tuesday, Feb. 20 -- "University Days, and What I Do On My Winter Summer Stays in Uruguay," Elizabeth Hampsten, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of English.

Tuesday, April 10 -- "Research on the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa," James E. Mitchell, professor and chair of the department of neuroscience.

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WAC GROUP WILL DISCUSS EFFECTIVE GRADING

"Effective Grading," by Barbara Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson, will be the topic of the next meeting of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) discussion group. Kathy Brokke (History/Integrated Studies) and Tim Schroeder (Recreation) will begin the discussion by speaking about their own efforts to rethink grading by using concepts described in the book, but discussion will range to include other people's experiences with grading successes and failures as well. Handouts from the book will be available.

The meeting will take place Wednesday, Jan. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Room of the Union. Lunch will be provided (reservations must be received by Monday, Jan. 22, at noon). For more information or to sign up to attend, please call 777-3600 or respond by e-mail to joan_hawthorne@und.nodak.edu.

Joan Hawthorne, WAC Coordinator.

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WORKSHOP WILL FOCUS ON GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES

The UND Office of Work Force Development and Lake Region State College Workforce Training Division are sponsoring the following workshop, Generations in the Workforce: Adapting to "Generational Diversity in Today's Workplace." The workshop will be held Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 211 Rural Technology Center.

Benefits of attending:

* Provide attendees with a basic understanding of the four generations present in today's workforce: veterans, baby boomers, generation "X," and nexters.

* Cover the unique characteristics of each generation and how their interaction in the workplace can result in conflict, challenges, opportunities, and strengths.

* Present strategies and techniques that could help managers and supervisors to better coach employees of different generations toward improved performance and behavior on a daily basis.

* Provide attendees with an understanding of the workers of tomorrow (the nexters) and what their needs and expectations mean to the future of business and organizational management.

The presenter is Kip Lilly of Lilly Foresight Dynamics, who has 20 years of experience in organizational management as a consultant and trainer for businesses, associations, and government agencies.

The cost of the event, including lunch and all instruction and materials, is $89. To register call Staci Matheny, 777-2128 or send e-mail to staci_matheny@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Galen Cariveau, Director, Office of Work Force Development.

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AEROSPACE FACULTY, STAFF TO TEETER-TOTTER, AID HONDURAS

Three Aerospace faculty members will travel to Honduras during Spring Break 2001 to help rebuild following last year's hurricane. Tom Zeidlik, Warren Jensen, and Kenn Foltz have volunteered their time and talents for the relief effort, and will help rebuild homes, businesses, and educational centers.

UND Aerospace faculty and staff are working to help defray the cost of the trip by raising $5,000 for air fare and vaccination charges. Aerospace faculty and staff will ride a teeter-totter from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the link between Odegard and Streibel Halls. Please pledge your money and watch your favorite faculty member teeter or totter.

For tax-deductible contributions, please make your check payable to the UND Aerospace Foundation (UNDAF), which is a 501(c)(3) organization. Thank you for making this effort possible. All contributions need to be received by Feb. 1; any contributions received in excess will be used to purchase supplies needed for those who live in the village where they will be working (they have never used toothbrushes or toothpaste). Please feel free to call me, 777-4964 or e-mail: kimk@aero.und.edu, or Tom Zeidlik, 777-3592 if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Kim Kenville, Assistant Professor of Aviation and Teeter-Totter Organizer.

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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS WILL HOST EVENTS

The Office of International programs holds Thursday night events each week at 7 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The Jan. 25 program will feature China. Everyone is welcome.

An International Coffee Hour will be held Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 4 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. This event is open to all UND students.

International Programs.

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CAL MARVIN TO RECEIVE SIOUX AWARD, OTHER HONORS

Cal Marvin, who attended the University of North Dakota from 1947 to 1950, will receive the Sioux Award, UND Alumni Association's highest honor, at a Sioux Boosters Luncheon, Friday, Jan. 26, at the Westward Ho in Grand Forks. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. Tickets are $10 per person.

There will be a "Thank You Cal" reception Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Holiday Inn in Grand Forks. Tickets for the event, which begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m., are $10 per person. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available.

On Saturday evening, a special presentation will be made to honor Marvin prior to the UND vs. St. Cloud State hockey game at Engelstad Arena. Marvin, Warroad, Minn., is a founder of UND Fighting Sioux Division I hockey. His name is synonymous with the Warroad Lakers, the most successful senior amateur hockey team in the nation.

For tickets or additional information regarding the Sioux Boosters Luncheon or any other Cal Marvin event, please contact the Alumni Association at 777-2611.

Brenda Ling, Director of Public Information, Alumni Association.

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RECITAL SERIES WILL DEDICATE NEW PIANO

A dedicatory recital series will offer audiences the opportunity to hear the Bosendorfer Imperial grand piano. Scott Kirby will perform personal jazz expressions at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. For more information, contact Sergio Gallo at 777-2839

Department of Music.

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF NORTH DAKOTA INSPIRE CHILDREN'S ART WORKSHOP

On Saturday, Feb. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m., the North Dakota Museum of Art invites young people ages 6-12 to the Saturday Art Workshop, titled "Making Pictures with Light." Participants will explore the possibilities of creating pictures as photographers did many years ago using blueprint paper, and will also learn about Leo Kim's photographs of North Dakota. The workshop will be led by Morgan Owens, Education Coordinator for the Museum.

Thirty-five of Leo Kim's elegant photographs will be exhibited in the Museum during this workshop. His photographs portray the almost palpable incandescence of rural vistas grain elevators in Rugby, clouds riding high over a gleaming prairie; wheat in the wind in Mohall, the structured diagonal lines of a tipi, County Road 3 in Napoleon, two grain shovels in alignment against a wooden wall, the Ukranian Orthodox Church in Belfield a composition in line and texture and a coulee during spring thaw in Carrington.

Saturday Art Workshops are hands-on studios for children ages 6-12 and their parents/guardians to create together in the Museum. Participants will look at and talk about the artwork displayed in the Museum, then create their own works inspired by what they see and discuss. Participants must have reached the minimum age listed. All materials will be provided. Tuition for Museum members is $7 for each child and $10 for each child for non-members. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in workshops as intently as their children. Call for registration information. visit the Museum web site at www.ndmoa.com to preview the current exhibitions.

Saturday Art Workshops continue on March 3, April 7, and May 5. Call the Museum for more information.

North Dakota Museum of Art.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

GABRYNOWICZ NAMED INTERIM CHAIR OF SPACE STUDIES

Joanne Gabrynowicz has been named Interim Chair of Space Studies at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. She will replace Charles Wood, who resigned to become Director of Education at Columbia University's Biosphere 2 near Tucson, Ariz. Gabrynowicz, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for Space Studies, joined the department in 1987 and is a founding faculty member. She will be responsible for departmental instructional programs, administration, budget coordination, professional development, faculty/staff evaluation, and leadership in the development of research, teaching and service commitments.

Space Studies is an interdisciplinary program featuring a Master's degree and an undergraduate minor. A Ph.D. program is planned to start in 2002. The department is at the forefront of utilizing Internet technologies for distance education and is the lead institution in North Dakota's NASA Space Grant Consortium.

Gabrynowicz was recently asked by the National Research Council to help plan a study on remote sensing activities and their impact on U.S. foreign policy. She is a member of the International Institute of Space Law and has presented her work to that organization as well as the Federal Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, the Space Studies Institute, and the Lunar and Planetary Institute. In 1985, Gabrynowicz testified before the National Commission on Space concerning space law. She was a member of the congress of the United States Office of Technology Assessment Earth Observations Advisory Panel; the International Academy of Astronautics Subcommittee on Return to the Moon of the Committee on International Space Plans and Policies; and, the M.I.T. Dewey Library Macro-Engineering Collection Advisory Committee. She was also an advisor for the PBS television show, "Space Worker."

Gabrynowicz was a member of the National Research Council committee which produced Bits of Power: Issues in Global Access to Scientific Data. In 1994-95, she was awarded a NASA/American Society of Engineering Education Summer Faculty Fellowship from Goddard Space Flight Center where she also served as the 1997 Dean of the NASA Space Academy. In 1996, she received a research fellowship from the USGS EROS Data Center. In 1999, the International Institute of Space Law invited Gabrynowicz to present the remote sensing law position paper at the Third UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. Currently, she is the organizer and chair of the Federal Advisory Committee for the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive.

Bruce Smith, Dean, Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

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NDSU PROFESSOR NAMED EPSCoR DIRECTOR

Mark Sheridan, James A. Meier Professor of Zoology, NDSU, has been named Project Director of the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR). Sheridan assumed his new duties on Jan. 1, succeeding Philip Boudjouk, who was named NDSU Vice President for Research, Creative Activities and Technology Transfer.

Formed in 1986, ND EPSCoR is a North Dakota University System program aimed at building research infrastructure, developing human resources and increasing technology transfer from universities to the commercial sector.

"North Dakota can expand its research capabilities and be a player in the burgeoning technology field. EPSCoR will help accomplish that goal," Sheridan said. "As project director, I will strive for the EPSCoR program to participate with more federal agencies than we have in order to achieve research excellence in all areas of science, engineering and mathematics. I also hope to move toward increasing technology transfer to the private sector by forming more ties with business and promoting more innovative ventures."

Sheridan, who joined the NDSU faculty in 1985, earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Humboldt State University, Arcata, Calif., and his doctorate in zoology from the University of California-Berkeley.

He has published 67 refereed journal articles, one book, two book chapters and two book reviews. His honors include four Mortar Board Preferred Professor Awards and the 1996 College of Science and Mathematics Excellence in Research Award. He has been a Fellow of both the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Brazil International Scholar Program.

Sheridan calls EPSCoR "a highly successful program for the state," noting that current activities include a $3 million cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation; four individual faculty awards totaling $715,000 with the Department of Defense; a $500,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant to conduct such things as flood remediation studies in Grand Forks; a $450,000 National Aeronautics and Space Administration planning grant that provides faculty seed grants for travel to NASA centers; and a $600,000 biomedical research infrastructure grant from the National Institutes of Health to support a Center for Health and Behavioral Sciences, research projects and seed grants and faculty start-up packages.

David Givers, ND EPSCoR, NDSU.

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SEVEN RECEIVE AWARDS AT MARTIN LUTHER KING BANQUET

The Office of Multicultural Student Services presented awards Jan. 11 to five individuals and two groups at the fourth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. awards luncheon, "Moving the Dream: Back to the Pulpit."

Those honored include:

* Martin Luther King Jr. Service to the State of North Dakota, Heidi Heitkamp, former Attorney General of North Dakota (also nominated: Technical Sargent Elder Donald Haydel, and Jay Taken Alive, Tribal Council Name Change Commission).

* Martin Luther King Jr. Spiritual Life on Campus Award, Native American Programs (also nominated: Anne Barthel, student;, Ambrose Little Ghost, Spirit Lake Spiritual Leader; Richard Schmucker, student; and Wastewin Young, student).

* Martin Luther King Jr. Greater Grand Forks Community Award, Alpha Phi Omega (also nominated: Jeanne Anderegg, Coordinator of Honors; Amy Cole; Hal Gershman, president of the Grand Forks City Council; Tech. Sargent Elder Donald Haydel; Senior Airman Devette Sally; and Andrea Thompson, Alpha Phi Omega).

* Martin Luther King Jr. University of North Dakota Award, Jerry Severson, Advisor for the TRIO Programs and Student Support Services (also nominated: Robert Boyd, Vice President for Student Outreach Services; Judy Sargent, Director of Housing; Janet Ahler, Professor of Educational Foundations and Research; MaryLou Fuller, Professor of Teaching and Learning; Nadine Tepper, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning).

* Martin Luther King Jr. Spiritual Life of the Greater Grand Forks Community Award, Bishop Michael Cole (also nominated: Anne Bathel, student; Ambrose Little Ghost, Spirit Lake Spiritual Leader; Teresa Myles; Richard Schmucker, student; and Wastewin Young, student).

* Martin Luther King Jr. Spiritual Life of the AFB Community Award, Senior Master Sargent Darrell Deloatch (also nominated: Lt. Michael King and Lt. Benjamin Pancoast).

* Martin Luther King Jr. Service to Humanity Award, Senior Airman Devette Sally (also nominated: Gerald Bass, Professor of Educational Leadership; Bishop Michael Cole; and Jay Taken Alive, Tribal Council Name Change Commission).

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ROBERT O'MALLEY JOINS AEROSPACE FOUNDATION'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robert (Bob) O'Malley joins the Board of Directors at the UND Aerospace Foundation, a public, non-profit corporation that serves as a link between industry and the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

O'Malley is currently President and CEO of Immersion Corporation, which specializes in applying the sense of touch to computer and internet user interface technologies.

Before joining Immersion, O'Malley served as president of Intermec Technologies Corporation, a manufacturer of supply chain and inventory management products. Prior to that, he served as chief executive of Pinacor, a technology distribution company. Formerly president of MicroAge, Inc., O'Malley launched Pinacor in 1998 as a wholly-owned MicroAge subsidiary.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, O'Malley holds a bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering and an MBA, specializing in Finance, from Arizona State University. He served as a T-38 instructor pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1973 and completed service as a Captain with 1,500 flying hours. O'Malley is a member of Board of Regents of Brophy College Preparatory and is a member of the Board of Advisors to Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.

Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

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PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EXPECTANT FAMILY AND CHILD HEALTH PROGRAMS

The College of Nursing is seeking expectant mothers to participate in the Expectant Family Program and children with chronic illness, developmental disability or health risks to participate in the Child Health Program. The programs are coordinated through the course, N387, The Family in the Community.

The Expectant Family Program and the Child Health Program serve as a learning experience for UND nursing students by providing the students with the opportunity to support the expanding family. The nursing student's role focuses on the needs of the family during the time of normal childbearing, or caring for a child with special needs.

In the EFP or the CHP the student visits a family about every two weeks and focuses on applicable areas of prenatal assessment, preparation for labor and delivery, infant feeding and child care, child nutrition and development, safety, and family support.

The College of Nursing has been serving 150-200 families per year. Nursing students are supervised by College of Nursing faculty throughout the assignment period. There is no cost to participate. This is a community service and an educational experience.

If you are interested in participating in either program, please contact me at 777-4539, or the secretary for the Nursing Center, 777-4147, for a brochure or more information.

Janet Schauer, Coordinator, Expectant Family and Child Health program.

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COMPUTER CENTER NEWSLETTER IS ONLINE

NewsBytes, the UND Computer Center Newsletter, January 2001 issue, is now available online. The January articles include: CLL Extends Operating Hours; Computer Learning Lab Resources; E-mail at UND; New Student Orientation; PageCenter Rollout; So Long Badlands, Plains and Prairie; UND Computer Help Center, 777-2222; U-Web: Student Web Server; UND Network Services Update; UND (NDUS) Site License Software; Universal Access for the Computer Center Labs; Users Know Thy Viruses and How to Protect Against Them; 2001, A Courseware Odyssey; Introducing New Member of Staff: Terry Meland; Computer Center Holiday Activities.

Please check the Computer Center home page, click on the black Documentation button, and then the NewsBytes - UND Computer Center Newsletter, January 2001 issue, or go directly to the URL: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/CC/news/jan01/jan01.html.

If you are interested in receiving an electronic notice when a new edition of NewsBytes is published, please subscribe to the list by sending e-mail to and request your name be added to the list.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to drop a note to the above e-mail address. The UND-NewsBytes list is not intended for conversations or exchanges of ideas, it was created specifically for the purpose of notifying interested parties when a new issue of News Bytes is available. It may also be used to notify you of an urgent late breaking news announcement from the Computer Center. Hope you join the list and enjoy the articles in NewsBytes.

Rose Keeley, Computer Center.

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MEMORIAL UNION LISTS OPERATING HOURS

Regular operating hours for the Memorial Union are:

Lifetime Sports Center: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 11 p.m.

Info/Service Center: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.

Copy Stop: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Union Convenience Store: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Subway;Juice Works/TCBY: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.

Little Caesars/GrabaBite: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.

Administrative Office: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Craft Center/Sign & Design: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Dining Center: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Barber Shop: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

University Learning Center: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Credit Union: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Traffic Division: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Passport ID's: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Computer Labs: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 12:45 a.m.

Building Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. (first, second and third floors open until 11 p.m.; open until 1 a.m. effective Sunday, Jan. 21; coming soon, 24-hour access in lower level Sunday through Thursday); Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (first, second and third floors open until 11 p.m.; open until 1 a.m. effective Sunday, Jan. 21; coming soon, 24-hour access in lower level Sunday through Thursday).

Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.

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UPCOMING U2 WORKSHOPS LISTED

Please pre-register by calling Staci at the U2 office, 777-2128 or use e-mail at U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, for the following workshops.

Enhancing Your Morale - Jan. 24, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Explore causes of poor morale, identify "toxic" personality patterns, and discuss strategies to improve morale.

Excel 00 Level II - Jan. 29, 31, and Feb. 2, 9 to 11:30 a.m., 361 Upson Hall II.

Mainframe Computer Usage and Printouts - Jan. 30, 9 to 11 a.m., 361 Upson Hall II.

Word 00 Level I - Jan. 30 and Feb. 1, 1 to 4:30 p.m., 361 Upson Hall II.

GroupWise 5.5 Intermediate - Jan. 31, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 361 Upson Hall II.

Employee and Non-Employee Travel Policies and Procedures - Feb. 1, 9 to 11 a.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.

Food Purchase Approvals - Feb. 1, 10 to 11 a.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.

Log on to the U2 web site for other personal and professional development learning opportunities at www.conted.und.edu/U2.

Staci Matheny, University Within the University.

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LOTUS MEDITATION CENTER LISTS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Following is the spring schedule for the Lotus Meditation Center.

* Insight Meditation will be held Mondays beginning Jan. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Insight Meditation or Vipassana is a 2,500 year-old system of psychological and spiritual development derived from the earliest Buddhist tradition. It is a practice of cultivating peacefulness in the mind and openness in the heart. It is learning to live in the present moment, to see things as they really are and to ride more easily with the "ups and downs" of our lives. It needs no belief commitments and is compatible with any religious affiliation. It is open to beginners and experienced practitioners. No fee will be charged. Leaders are Tamar Read, Elaine Speare, and Jeff Grimm. For more information call 772-2161 or e-mail tread@sage.und.nodak.edu.

* Insight Meditation Retreat (non-residential) will be held the weekend of March 16-18. Teacher is Myoshin Kelley, teacher from IMS, Barre, Mass. Registration is required; a fee will be charged. Scholarships are available. For more information call Scott Lowe at 777-2707 or e-mail scott_lowe@und.nodak.edu and Tamar Read at 772-2161 or e-mail tread@sage.und.nodak.edu.

* Hatha Yoga eight-week session began Jan. 16. A fee will be charged; the schedule follows: Tuesdays, 6 to 7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 to 11:15 a.m. For more information call Dyan Rey at 772-8840.

* Islamic Prayers are held Fridays from 1 to 1:30 p.m. For more information call Omer Akmol at 746-7238.

* T'ai Chi Ch'uan is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information call Lloyd Blackwell at 746-6312.

The Lotus Meditation Center is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and is open to individuals for meditation except when groups are scheduled. If you require any general information about the Center, call the Office of International Programs at 777-6438. A prior request is to be made at the Office of International Programs for the use of the Lotus Meditation Center by any groups. A free will offering is always accepted for the use of the Center. If any group charges fees from the participants, certain percentage will be charged for the use of the Center. Please contact Scott Lowe at 777-2707 or Barry Stinson at 777-3301.

Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave.

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GRANTS AND RESEARCH

APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR NEW FACULTY SCHOLAR AWARDS

New Faculty Scholar Awards are intended to provide extra support for initiation of research and creative activity programs of tenure-track assistant professors who have been at UND three years or less (the date of appointment at UND should be January 1998 or later). The SSAC anticipates that many New Faculty Scholar Awards will lead to the development of projects that will ultimately be funded by external agencies. Up to three awards of $5,000 each will be made per year. Only outstanding applications will be funded. One competition will be held for Faculty Scholar Awards each year.

Thursday, Feb. 15, is the deadline for submission of New Faculty Scholar Award applications to the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee. The Committee will consider requests from faculty members to conduct pure and applied research, support writing projects, or to support other creative and scholarly endeavors (e.g., performances, art projects, compositions). All costs normally incurred in the conduct of the research or creative activity are eligible budget items. Travel costs which are essential to the conduct of the project may be requested; however, travel to present papers or attend conferences is not allowable under this program.

The Committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. All applications for New Faculty Scholar Awards MUST include the completed application form, letter of support from the departmental chair, the applicant's resume, and a description of the project. The properly signed original application and seven copies must be submitted to ORPD prior to or on the published deadline.

Application forms for the New Faculty Scholar Awards are available at (ORPD), 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4279, or on ORPD's home page (found under "Research" at www.und.edu.)

- Garl Rieke (Anatomy and Cell Biology), Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.

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FEB. 15 IS DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES FUNDING APPLICATIONS

The fourth deadline for submission of applications to the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) is Thursday, Feb. 15. Research/Creative Activity and Publication grant applications as well as applications for New Faculty Scholar Awards will be considered at that time. No travel applications will be considered at that time.

The fifth deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday, May 1. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between May 2 and Sept. 13. No other applications will be considered at that time.

The Committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. The proposal should be written with a multidisciplinary readership in mind. Avoid technical jargon and undefined abbreviations. Although the SSAC encourages submission of research/creative activity proposals and travel/publication requests, the Committee takes into consideration the most recent SSAC (or FRCAC) award granted to each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants. Requests for research/creative activity awards may not exceed $2,500. The Committee has approximately $55,000 available to award during the 2000-2001 academic year.

Application forms are available at (ORPD) 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4279, or on ORPD's home page (on www.und.edu under "Research"). A properly signed original and seven copies of the application must be submitted to ORPD on or prior to the published deadline. Applications not prepared in accordance with the directions on the forms will not be considered by the Committee. Please feel free to contact any of the current SSAC committee members for information or guidance when preparing your application. Their names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are available on ORPD's home page or by calling ORPD at 7-4279.

- Garl Rieke (Anatomy and Cell Biology), Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.

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RESEARCH, GRANT OPPORTUNITIES LISTED

Following are research and grant opportunities. For more information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.

CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION, INC.

New Faculty Awards provide unrestricted support for research or curriculum-related activities of new faculty members beginning their first year of teaching in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering. Institutions that grant a doctorate in chemistry, chemical engineering or bio-chemistry may nominate one candidate. Candidates cannot have more than 3 years of postdoctoral experience. Awards of $40,000 are made. Deadline: 5/15/01. Contact: 212/753-1760; admin@dreyfus.org; http://www.dreyfus.org/nf.shtml.

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

The Teacher Enhancement (TE) Program supports professional development projects to broaden and deepen disciplinary and pedagogical knowledge of teachers. Areas of special interest include: building the capacity of K-12 mathematics; professional development of middle-school mathematics teachers; professional development of secondary science teachers; and innovative high risk projects with a potential to make substantial and sustainable gains for the improvement of science, mathematics and technology (SMT) education. The following categories of proposals are encouraged: Educational Leadership Projects; Teacher and Student Development Through Research Experience Projects; Professional Development Materials; Technology in Support of Professional Development; and Implementation and Dissemination Projects. Project periods are up to 5 years, depending on project category. Some projects have funding limits. Deadlines: 4/1/01 (Preproposal), 8/25/01 (Full Proposal). Contact: Direc-torate for Education and Human Resources, http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/ehr/esie/TE.htm.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)

The NIMH, in conjunction with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, the National Library of Medicine, the Fogarty International Center, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides support for the development of courses and curricula designed to train interdisciplinary neuroinformatics scientists at U.S. educational institutions. It is anticipated that these courses or curricula will be useful to students and scientists who wish: to develop new conceptual approaches to basic and/or clinical neuroscientific research and analysis; or acquire, store, retrieve, organize, manage, analyze, visualize, manipulate, integrate, synthesize, disseminate, and share data about the brain and behavior. Development of courses at the graduate and undergraduate level is encouraged. The principal investigator is expected to develop a series of courses or a curricula at the graduate and undergraduate level that applies principles and conceptual approaches in neuroinformatics (including computer sciences, mathematics, physics, engineering, and other closely related sciences) to the application of neuroscience research. The product, whether course(s) or curricula, must be dynamic and must embody principles of curricula development. The K07 award mechanism will be used. Deadlines: 4/1/01 (Letter of Intent), 7/11/01 (Full Proposal). Contact: Stephen H. Koslow, 301/443-1815; koz@helix.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa- files/PAR-99-135.html.

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UNIVERSITY OF TULSA

Support is provided to writers and poets for either a long single poem, selection of poems, or work of fiction (7,500 words maximum). First prize is $2,000 plus publication, and second prize is $1,000 plus publication. Deadline: 4/30/01. Contact: NIMROD Literary Contest, 918/631-3080; Nimrod@utulsa.edu; http://www.utulsa.edu/nimrod/awards.html.

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Doctoral dissertation research support is provided through the program, Graduate Research Fellow-ships: Tomorrow's Research Community. Research must focus on a topic relevant to filling key gaps in scientific knowledge, especially those relevant to criminal justice policy or to the concerns of criminal justice agencies and other agencies focusing on crime and justice problems. The sponsor is particularly interested in applications from candidates working in areas related to the long-range goals of the sponsor's research, evaluation, and science and technology programs. A $15,000 stipend will be awarded to successful applicants for costs associated with the doctoral dissertation. Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year. However, proposals will be reviewed 3 times a year, in February, June, and October, with funding decisions made within 60-90 days of the review date. Deadlines: Proposals must be received by September 15 to be reviewed in October; January 15 to be reviewed in February; and by May 15 to be reviewed in June. Contact: Cynthia Mamalian, 202/514-5981; mamalian@ojp.usdoj.gov; http://www.ncjrs.org/txtfiles/172869.txt.

The Data Resources Program for the Analysis of Existing Data supports original research using data from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). Eligible applicants are researchers from all disciplines who are interested in addressing topical criminal justice practice or policy concerns through the exploration and analysis of archived data. The sponsor is particularly interested in, although not exclusively interested in, innovative proposals addressing the following issues: sentencing, sentencing guidelines, intermediate sanctions, and consequences of sentencing policy; adjudication; corrections; violence against women; drugs and crime; violence, including examination of the correlates of violent criminal behavior; and policing, including community-oriented policing, problem-oriented policing, and other issues related to policing practices. Awards up to $35,000 made to support research to be conducted within a one-year period. Deadlines: 1/25/01, 5/25/01. Contact: Cynthia A. Mamalian, 202/514-5981; mamalian@ojp.usdoj.gov; http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/funding.htm.

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-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.

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UNIVERSITY LETTER is published weekly (bi-weekly during the summer) and distributed at no charge to members of the University community. It is also available online at http://www.und.edu/dept/our/uletter.htm.

All articles submitted for publication should be labeled "University Letter" and must reach the editor by 1 p.m. Tuesday. Electronic submissions may be sent to jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu. Attachments to University Letter require approval of the editor and an account number. University Letter is issued by the UND Office of University Relations, Jan Orvik, editor, Box 7144, 411 Twamley Hall, 777-2731.

UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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